The Olympic flag has become one of the most recognizable icons in the world. The symbolism of the flag itself it is a beautiful tribute to unity. The five rings represent the five populated land masses of the world (the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania–which includes Australia, New Zealand, etc.). The rings are interlocking to represent friendship among the nations and the colors are representative of each country’s flag around the world.
You and your child(ren) can make your own Olympic Flag while you instill this little bit of history.
Here’s what you’ll need: Jumbo Craft Sticks, pipe cleaners (both of which we were sent compliments of CraftProjectIdeas.com), 1 piece of cardstock, glue, scissors, and packing tape (optional).
1. Glue at least 2-3 jumbo craft sticks together.
2. Cut each colored pipe cleaner in half. You’ll need: red, yellow, blue, green, and black.
3. Twist the halved pipe cleaners to form a ring. As you make a new ring, make sure you interlock them with the existing rings.
4. Fold your piece of cardstock in half.
5. Attach your Olympic rings. We were originally going to use glue but we couldn’t get all of the rings to lay down flat enough to use the glue. We ended up just slapping a piece of packing tape over the top of the rings and calling it good.
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